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Development: Non-Governmental Organizations: South Asia
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While regardless of class, caste, ethnicity, and religion, South Asian women face unequal access to property and decision-making roles within family, community, and state levels, the nature and extent of disadvantages usually differ by socioeconomic class and level of education (HDSA 2000, 77).

This entry presents some country case studies that will demonstrate that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have partly succeeded in raising aw…

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Halim, Sadeka, “Development: Non-Governmental Organizations: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0222i>
First published online: 2009

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